How To Handle Project Management Even When You Are On The Go
Stay Updated All The Time About Your Project
How many times do you feel like you are just not in the mood to deal with anything, but you must to go to the office to work? Do you get bored with long procedures? Imagine if you could control a project from wherever you are. Is that even possible? Yes, it is. This is the digital era, and the workstation has since been decentralized.
You can follow the project on your phone
An average mobile phone user will glance at their mobile at least 150 times a day. This shows why the mobile phone is being used for everything. Your team members can use it to call you and update you on the progress or you could even have an app created for providing easy access to the project from wherever you are.
Be a proactive project manager and get online on different platforms. For example, social media has brought with it great success with regard to sharing of information. Mobile applications meant for project management have been developed, to enable sharing of project information with smaller groups in the teams, unlimited clientele, vendors and other parties privy to the project. These applications provide a platform on which managers can post information regarding plans, tasks and their due dates and ultimately administer the work.
Other applications offer project portfolio, document, resource and budget and expense management coupled with project planning, social and email collaboration. Having all these in your phone and easily accessible not only goes a long way in improving the manner in which you handle projects but also reduces the time and effort that would be spent in doing all these manually.
Modify your project management application to suit your needs
Not every means of keeping in touch with your project management team is going to work for you. Thus, find out your own modus operandi and apply it fully. Whatever works for you may not necessarily work for someone else.
If you will be using technology, you need to choose the features you want and are useful to you. Find what fits your team’s needs so that everyone is comfortable. One of the most important things that you must consider is the comfort of your workers. If they are comfortable with whatever tools you are using for your project management work.
If you are working with teams that are located far away from the main office, you will need to communicate everyday with the team. There are many means in which to do that and one of them is via video or web conferencing. That way, you can still communicate with everyone as if they are there in the room with you. This is what will save money, time, and it will ensure that everyone is on the same page when it comes to the project.
As the project manager, your duty is to find out ways in which all participants can be fully involved and can contribute to their level best to make the project go forward quickly.